Henry Charles Lockerby passed away suddenly on August 10, 2011 during a brilliant thunderstorm at the age of 94 yrs.
Harry was born in Mallairdville, B.C. on Sept. 22nd, 1916. He was predeceased by his wife, Audrey, in 2008; his constant companion for 58 yrs. He is survived by five children; Jeanine Joelson (Marvin) and children Tanya (Jason) Dawn and Kelly; Deirdre Church (Gordon) and children Derek (Alisha), Luke (fiancé Audrey) and Julia; Desiree Maher-Schley (Rick) and children Jim (Sophie), Harmony, Tess and Megan; Mark Lockerby; Jenn Lockerby (Gina) and children Hannah (Andrew), Calvin and Micah. He was the proud great-grandpa to nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Hadassah; his brothers David Lockerby (Annie), Sheldon (‘Red’) Lockerby and Jim Lockerby; his sisters Beatrice and Edna; his son-in-law James Maher, and grandson Connor Maher
The Lockerby family homesteaded in the Chase and North Shuswap areas. Harry was a Veteran of the Royal Canadian Infantry and saw service in England, France and Germany during World War II as part of the Princess Patricia Regiment. After returning home, he worked for Boeing in Vancouver. He married Audrey Agnes Jenn on July 25, 1951 in Vancouver, B.C. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Celista, B.C., where Harry logged in the North Shuswap forests with his brother David before moving to Salmon Arm in 1967. Harry was also an artist and studied drawing and oil painting, producing many paintings that the family continues to enjoy. He also loved to fish and was an avid vegetable gardener and cook. Harry will be remembered for his great sense of humour and quiet patience as he looked after the family while Audrey returned to teaching in 1968. He was a caring and supportive husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be sadly missed and always remembered.
The family would like to extend their thanks to Drs. Kolkind, Penner and Weicker for their excellent care over many years. A sincere thank you is also extended to all of the staff of Hillside Village assisted-living home where Harry resided for a short period of time after surviving a severe illness.
A memorial service to commemorate his life was held by the family on August 12, 2011. After cremation, his ashes will be interred alongside Audrey’s in Mount Ida Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, BC (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.